Seán Coughlan

Seán has over 20 years of management, board and advisory group experience across for-profit, non-profit and academic sectors – having previously co-founded and led Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, served as CEO at and sat on the Enterprise Advisory Board at Dublin City University. He has extensive insight in the areas of strategic planning, entrepreneurship and organisational development.

Brenda Redmond

Brenda has been a core member of the team since 2010. She brings a wealth of experience from the public and private sectors which has been translated into best practice administrative support to HDF’s portfolio of work and governance. Her efficiency and focus on detail make her an invaluable link in the HDF chain.

Luke Fitzgerald

Luke is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years’ experience. Before joining the non-profit sector, Luke worked in financial services, completing large liquidations, audits, accounts, and delivering strategic business advice as an associate in practice. Most recently Luke has worked for Goal in Syria and South Sudan before returning to Dublin as Head of Internal Audit.

Aengus Ó Dochartaigh

Aengus has spent over 10 years working with community-based organisations, international NGOs and private consultancies. His professional experience has focused on using strategic communications to enhance every aspect of the development process – from programme design to delivery and learning. Following stints in Fiji and Palestine, he has worked in multiple countries across Africa and Asia.

Board of Directors

Dr John Climax

Founder and Chairman

Emma Campbell

Tracy Duggan

Prof Dr Hans Rainer Künzle

David Moffitt

Dr James Smith